Bullet Performance Database

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  1. meigsbucks

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    I’ve long thought a.375 WBY. Would be a great round. After seeing this performance, I think I see one in my future.
     

  2. redriverjake

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    This was from a few days ago. Perfect performance on a solid old buffalo bull.

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    Cal: 375 H&H mag
    Bullet & velocity: 300gr Barnes TSX @ approximately 2450fps
    Shot placement: Broadside @ 60+ yards
    Result: Came to rest on the far side shoulder under the hide.
     
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  3. Dirtdart

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    Swift A-Frame 400 gr fired from .416 Remington (muzzle velocity 2250 fps) into 13.2 foot crocodile neck in offside hide at 105 yards. Retained weight 350.4 grains. I was a surprised to recover one of these in this condition but maybe those vertebrae are heavier than I thought.

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  4. ChrisG

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    20181112_110757.jpg Bullet: Barnes 120 grain TTSX
    Range: 65-75 yards
    Cartridge: 6.5x55mm
    Rifle: Ruger M77 MkII
    Handload: 43.5 grains RL22
    Muzzle Velocity: 2,700 fps

    First shot went through and through the vitals. Not recovered. This was the follow up as the deer ran away. Bullet impacted just above the tail, smash the tops off of 5 vertebrae and came to rest under hide between shoulder blades. Total penetration: 26" after smashing through probably 4" of solid bone.
     
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  5. ChrisG

    ChrisG BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    I used to have one of these! They are so much fun... unfortunately, I am a hand loading addict and finding bullets to reload for it was a nightmare as only like 3 bullets in that diameter exist. If I recall they are like .328 diameter. So the rifle got traded in.
     
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  6. BRICKBURN

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    Bullet: Barnes 180 grain TTSX
    Range: 112 yards
    Cartridge: 300 Win Mag
    Rifle: Weatherby
    Handload: 70.5 gr. IMR 4831
    Muzzle Velocity: 2,900 fps

    Offside, inside of ribcage of Bull Elk.
    The Loonie is 26.5 mm (1"+) in diameter.

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    The bullet is in the trees somewhere.
     
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  7. ChrisG

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    Thats one heckuva hole! I am becoming more and more of a fan of those tipped TSX bullets! They open up and then just penetrate like there's no tomorrow. I only found the one in the picture above because I asked it to punch through as much of a lengthwise deer as it could. It obliged me by destroying one of the backstraps, punching through a bunch of bone and STILL made it another 18". Just enough to thoroughly emulsify the 4lbs of meat in the right backstrap. And all for nothing because the first Barnes TTSX had killed the deer, he just didn't know it yet.
     

  8. 1dirthawker

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    hey guys,

    Game: Cape Buffalo
    Bullet: North Fork 400 gr soft
    Range: 35 yards
    Cartridge: 450-400 3"
    Rifle: Zoli o/u double
    Handload: 76 gr. IMR 4831
    Muzzle Velocity: 2,100 fps

    first shot, heart area, complete penetration broke off side leg, round under the hide - 385 gr retained
    second shot, 6" left of anus, found in the stomach 369 gr retained

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  9. PHOENIX PHIL

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    First shot is like every NF I've recovered. The second shot looks like maybe it caught some bone perhaps at the hip?
     
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    phil,

    the first shot, broadside, is the longer, deformed bullet. did hit heavy bone, if you check out the video i posted (s africa buffalo hunt) you will see the bulls off shoulder/leg was broken by that bullet (when running down hill)

    the second shot was the shot on his left hip, that bullet looks perfect, ended up in the stomach. in the video, you can clearly see the bulls left leg flopping so i believe i broke his hip with that shot, that was my intention anyway.
     

  11. PHOENIX PHIL

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    Gotcha, haven’t seen video yet, will check it out.
     

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    154 Hornady Interbond
    7mm Remington Magnum - 3150 at the muzzle
    200 yard shot
    Approximately 2750 FPS impact velocity
    Broke both shoulders - mature mule deer
    Bullet was found just under the hide
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    133 grain retained weight or about 86%
     

  13. Cleveland48

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    120 grain barnes TTSX 6.5 Creedmoor
    125 yards est velocity 2650 fps.
    200 lb whitetail.
    Entered point of onside shoulder recovered under hide on offside headquarter.
    Recovered weight 119.4 grains

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  14. Shootist43

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    My go to rifle for deer hunting is a 6.5 x 55 Swedish Mauser. I normally load mine with 140 Gr. bullets at 2775 fps or factory Norma 156 Gr Oryx.
     
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  15. Cleveland48

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    I also use the 140's. Just wanted to play with the barnes once. Overall was happy with them. I also used to own a 6.5x55. Still kicking myself for getting rid of it.
     
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    Bullet: Barnes 180 grain TTSX
    Range: 285 yards
    Cartridge: 300 Win Mag
    Rifle: Weatherby
    Handload: 71+/- IMR 4831
    Muzzle Velocity: 2,850 fps

    Recovered under the skin in the lower neck after traveling the length of a large Mule Deer Buck
     
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  17. ChrisG

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    The old swede has it all... a phenomenal record over the past 120 odd years of putting down both invaders and game animals. Kills way above its caliber should indicate that it should. I have some 140 partitions loaded up this rifle but I had some 120 TTSX handloads left this year. That's what it was sighted for and so I figured I would use them up. That buck only went about 20 yards, staggered and dropped.
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    Whitetail deer 35 Whelen 225 Nosler Accubond 230-250 yards quartering towards bullet entered neck and exited behind shoulder opposite side breaking 5 ribs.
    This rifle is now my son’s now and he is putting it to good use the accubonds do open up but they drop deer in there tracks.
    Shawn
     

  19. Newboomer

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    Very interesting thread. I swear by Barnes TSXs in my 7mmRemMag and Win 375HH. I get 1 shot kills and have yet to recover a bullet. Most of my pg were clean through from what we could see from the carcasses. I used Barnes 160 g TSX in the 7. My buff took a Barnes TSX 350 g 375HH in the chest head on and we didn't find the slug in him.
    I am really interested in the posts of you guys using 6.5 CR. I loaded up some Hornady 143 g ELD-X with 37.5 g of 4064 for 2700 fps and 2300 ft/lb muzzle energy. Compared to your lighter loads for deer I'm considering taking my 6.5 to Africa next spring for pg ( springbok, bushbuck, maybe zebra and kudu).

    Thoughts, suggestions?
     

  20. ChrisG

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    If you do... definitely post them on here. The one thing the 6.5 is lacking that some of the other magnums have is performance at a distance. My 6.5x55 works great (as evidenced by the dead deer above) within about 250 yards. Thats the point at which the bullet slows down enough that even good hits might result in slow kills. Thats where I would bring my .300 win mag loaded with 168 TTSX handloads and use those. However, I personally think that a 350 yard shot at a living animal is my personal max. So.... The 6.5mm is perfect and it also requires you to get in close, which is like 90% the fun of hunting. Nothing gets your blood pumping like having the trophy of a lifetime 40 yards away.
     
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